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we take that amendment without objection? without objection that shall be the case. on the underlying ordinance as amended, supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: i'd like to divide the file between the children's money andá xue reserve money to vote on the two separately. and then they would presumably be sent to the mayor separately. >> president chiu: okay. why don't we take first the peef money, special education money. let me ask our controller and deputy city attorney, any issues with moving forward in that way? >> john givenner, deputy city attorney. it sounds like supervisor wiener is asking to dup cate the file so there are two separate ordinances, one with -- one with -- one source of funds and one with another source of p&,ñ correct.
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>> president chiu: supervisor wiener has asked to duplicate the file. one of the amendments would include the rainy day reserve in the place of the state revenue loss reserve and the other would be as supervisor kim has suggested. is that correct? >> supervisor wiener: no. the the motion would be to duplicate the file and then to eliminate the state reserve money from one version of the file, and to remove the peef money from the other version of the file and nothing with respect to the rainy day fund. just voting then on two separate sources. does that make sense? >> president chiu: supervisor wiener has -- >> can i ask a point of clarification. i thought supervisor wiener was suggesting that we divide the question? >> president chiu: i think that's initially what he stated but now you're withdrawing that suggestion. >> supervisor wiener: i'm asking to duplicate the file and send separately to the mayor. it seems the peever money is not controversial and i would want to give money to the school
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district as quickly as possible so that's my intent. >> do we take a vote on this motion to duplicate then? >> president chiu: as i just discussed with madam clerk, it's not debatable duplicating the file but we need to take a vote on amending the duplicated file. so supervisor wiener has suggested that we amend it in the way he suggests for the version that he's proposing as opposed to the version supervisor kim has proposed. correct? >> and the version that supervisor wiener is proposing is just the 1.4 million out of the peever baseline. >> supervisor wiener: so the -- once the file is duplicated then we would change one version of it so it would just be the beever money and the other version would be just the state reserve money so they would be effectively two separate ordinances. >> i would not like to have one file not include both sources. i would like one of the files to include both sources.
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>> president chiu: supervisor wiener, at this point, you've duplicatedábrjzt the file as prd by supervisor kim in order for us to consider it as you've proposed it you need to offer a motion to amend that we should consider. >> you can't amend my file. you can only amend yours. >> supervisor wiener: i've two motions to amend. one is to take one version of the file, and remove the state reserve money so it's just peever money and on the other version to remove the peever money so it's just reserve money. we still would vote on both but they would be in separate files, and that's i guess the two motions to amend. >> president chiu: okay. why don't we take those motions as you've proposed them. first of all is there a second to those two motions to amend? seconded by supervisor farrell. discussion, supervisor campos. >> supervisor campos: thank you, mr. president. i do have two questions through the chair, one to supervisor wiener.
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i mean why not have a file that actually includes both sources of funding? what would be the problem with having that option? >> supervisor wiener: we could have a third. but then we would potentially be sending duplicates to the mayor because if you have one that has just peef, one that has sait reserve and one that has both if all three go to the mayor i assume the mayor would sort it out but that seems a little odd, whereas if we separate it so each one has one, presumably they both would go to theujp1ñç. >> i think the whole point of a supplemental is to provide something of what is expected to come to the school district. then when you're taking the state reserve out of it, i don't know that you're necessarily doing that. and that's the problem that i have with taking that piece out of an option. but the second question that i have through the chair is to the mayor's office. has the mayor taken a position
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in terms of these two sources of funding, would the mayor actually approve or not approve either one of them? >> supervisor, through the chair, kate howard. so the mayor's office perspective on this is that the mayor and thetxpj? superintendt asked me and deputy superintendent me young lee to work together to come inwith a plan that would both allow this program to move forward, because it is clearly a priority for the district and for the city, and, ñ the same time, be fiscally responsible. and so our preference is to move forward with the supplemental that would use rainy day and peef baseline funds. and not use any of the state supplemental reserve. none of the options we're talking about includes the rainy day. so would the mayor support or
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not support any of the three options that we are talking about right now, through the >> supervisor, jason elliott mayor's office, through the chair to supervisor campos. this has been an issue that's been debated and talked about for several weeks now. as the proposal involves fund sources of both and the conversation that budget director howard and deputy superintendent me young lee has been centered around using the rainy day reserve funds which are available, and on using a peef balance which has grown a bit in recent days. so combining those two sources, the rainy day money and peef money does actually total up to the amount requested. so your question to us, as i understand it, is what is the
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mayor's office preference on funding the supplemental. >> supervisor campos: no. my question would be what would the mayor do if you have these three options presented, where neither option includes the rainy day fund. >> i can tell you the mayor is supportive of using 1.412 from peef, and the balance of your question, supervisor, this is happening in real time, and we of course have a second reading on this ordinance to talk about these things. but i can provide what the mayor does support and what the mayor does believe and would be responsible here and that would be to use the sources totaling 1.412 from peef, and the balance to reach the 2.255 from the rainy day fund. >> supervisor campos: thank you. and i appreciate that. to the extent that there is no formal position on these things, i understand because it's a moving process. i want to get to the sense that we're voting on something, what
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would happen. i just have to say again, i am going to reiterate my concern on anything that will eventually lead to the rainy day fund being implicated here. and i do worry about, you know, taking out, you know, the reserve out of what's here. because i actually think, in the end, you're talking about giving something to the school district that, in my view, is not necessarily a supplemental, it's actually something that they're arguably entitled to so i would not support that. >> president chiu: supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: i just want to reiterate actually the same thing that supervisor campos said which is i would support the supplemental -- the ordinance going through with the two funding sources that equal the 2.255, i would not support a file that had only one in each of the files, the two sources separately. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: well,given that, again, my goal
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here was to be able to get the peef money separately to the mayor and get that as quickly as possible in the hands of the school district. if the author of the legislation does not prefer that approach, then what i would do is i would withdraw my motion, and instead ask to divide the question so that it's one file but we vote separately on the peever money and the state reserve money. and again, i don't -- if i were the sponsor of this legislation i probably would want to get the peef money as quickly as possible but i understand the author's perspective. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener has withdrawn his initial proposal to duplicate and amend the files and is now proposing that we divide the files. supervisor elsbernd. >> supervisor elsbernd: thank you. i think it's important just to kind of untangle all of this procedural talk and ask the city attorney. so by the sponsor not accepting supervisor wiener's proposal, we can divide.
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but once we vote it will come as one ordinance. and this board will be rolling the dice on that peef money. if the mayor vetoes the school district gets nothing whereas supervisor wiener is offering the chance at the very least you're getting half but you are gambling on that money that if the mayor vetoes you get nothing. supervisor wiener is giving you the opportunity to assure at least approximately half of this. but by saying no, you get nothing. >> president chiu: any further questions, colleagues? >> supervisor kim: i just want to respond to that. this 1.4 million is a baseline that we give to our public schools. so if this doesn't -- if this gets vetoed this month we will appropriate this money in january to the schools. the school district will get this 1.4 million. there is no reason for us not to give that money to them. so i'm not concerned about this at this point. but we're playing around with this money like it's ours to
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give or not give. technically, yes, we have to appropriate the funding. that's how we allocate our budget. but this is the public school baseline. i want to reiterate that again. >> president chiu: okay. colleagues, any further discussion? supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: just a question for the city attorney. does the mayor have -- the mayor doesn't have ability to -- line item -- on their project. is that correct? >> president chiu: mr. city attorney -- >> the mayor can sign or veto the piece of legislation. >> president chiu: okay. let's take the the two halfs of the divided question. the first half will be on the peef funding, the public education enrichment fund portion which is 1.412 million amount. roll call vote. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye.
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supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: that portion of the ordinance is passed. and now on the second part of the question, the 843,000 state revenue loss reserve amount, roll call vote. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, no. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, no. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, no. supervisor farrell, no. supervisor kim, aye. there are seven ayes and four nos. >> president chiu: that second part of the ordinance is passed and the ordinance is passed on the first reading.
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colleagues why don't we head to our next item, item 19. >> clerk calvillo: item 19 an ordinance amending the administrative code to extend the sunset date of the public utilities revenue bond oversight committee to january 1, 2016. >> president chiu: roll call vote. >> clerk calvillo: on item 19, supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: the ordinance is passed on first reading. colleagues, before we go to new business, i've been reminded it is 3:30, i'd like to move to 3:30 special commendations. we have several. i'd like to ask supervisor mar to present first. >> supervisor mar: thank you, president chu. colleagues, we have a
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90-year-old san francisco institution that i'd like to commend today, and cynthia huey is here from the clement street merchants association, if she could come forward. i'm just very proud to work so closely with the clement street merchant association celebrating their 90th year this year. it's an organization that's been working hard to revitalize the richmond district, especially in the past few months as new leadership has emerged. the clement merchants association represents diverse businesses from a variety of cultural backgrounds that makes clement street stand out from other commercial districts. it's one of the most diverse places. i moved there in 1984 to second avenue and clement. it was considered the new chinatown but it's so much more than that. it's a gateway for many different types of newcomers but also businesses. this year, the clement street
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merchants celebrate their 90th year of outstanding service to the small business community to the whole city. and the roster is growing of many different businesses from cynthia huey's feed store, a great vintage clothing store, to park life gallery, to green apple bookstore, one of the last remaining independent bookstores in our whole city, and where you'll find me browsing in the used book section upstairs often, or my daughter in the children's section as well. i know -- isn't here but tremendous leadership from foggy notion with anderson on 6th avenue to kisha studios and many others. i wanted to say in the past few months my office has been working closely with cynthia and jamie alexander from park life as well to reinvigorate the merchants association with long
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time leaders like jesse fink, but to bring more visitors to clement street as one of the city's destination spots. one of the great examples of events that's coming up with clement time in about 48 hours we're going to be celebrating from 5:00 to 9:00 clement time which brings many new people to the richmond district on clement street but also highlights the great businesses and the liveliness of our neighborhood in the richmond district. so i'll just say that a lot of the work that cynthia and clement street merchants bring are really keeping our neighborhood livable such as streetscape improvements and working with department of public works keeping it clean and livable. they see bigger issues also about really the understanding of the impacts of chain stores, but also how small businesses really are the backbone of our neighborhood. and support for businesses that
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are facing ada or accessibility lawsuits and other things is really important with legal assistance. but also merchants supporting other merchants as well. i'll just say that clement time is one of these events on thursday that brings it all together as we celebrate our neighborhood, but also others come to visit clement street and the richmond district. so i invite everyone to clement time this thursday from 5:00 to 8:00. for these accomplish mtion and timetablely increasing the vibrancy of the richmond district and the city, the board of supervisors, through kind of our commendation extends this appreciation. here to accept the commendation is cynthia huey from the feed store and the clement street merchants. >> thank you very much, supervisor, for helping us organize, and really execute on
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the vision that we had for what we hope to be one of-d you know, one of the best places in the city to live and work, and be. and i've had -- i really appreciate all the work that you've done with us, and i appreciate the time that you've spent listening to a lot of our needs and a lot of our wants from the neighborhood. and, you know, jesse's not here but i appreciate the work that jesse's had -- that he's been doing and the fact that he's really willing to work with us, and for all of us to be able to fulfill the dream of being more inclusive. and i'm looking forward to really great 2013 and beyond. so thank you very much. >> supervisor mar: thank you for being the initiator of clement time last year with jamie alexander and others. thank you for your leadership. thank you so much, cynthia. >> thanks a lot.
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>> president chiu: thank you, supervisor mar. our next commendation will be provided by supervisor elsbernd. >> supervisor elsbernd: thank you, mr. president. it's my pleasure to provide a commendation certificate of honor to a constituent of mine, mr. joeie moore. not often i do these. i actually can't think of the last time i've done one of these outside of our typical rotations. but when i heard what joey did a month ago, it absolutely warranted this small token of our appreciation. it's not often that you hear about acts of heroism and courage and when you do it should be distinguished with a moment like this, not only to recognize his great work but also to encourage some of our other citizens to every now and
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then take action on the behalf of their fellow citizens. so i think it was november 8, november 9, evening, up in monterey heights, there was a fire in a home, single family home up there. as i understand it, joey was out walking his dog, and no one else saw the fire, no one else took notice of it, including the people who lived in the home. and he took it upon himself to knock on the door, yell and scream, get folks out, and then on top of that call 911, and then on top of that get some of the neighbors in the nearby houses. and this was a fire that ended up really blown up, not only the single family home that it started in, but some of the next door neighbors. and it was entirely joey's individual heroism that not only saved the folks in the home but also the nearby neighbor and he did all this on his own with his dog. and it was his act that saved lives. it was his act that saved the
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fire by calling 911. who knows how long it would have taken to call if it wasn't him. no one else had noticed what had happened and his quick response saved lives, saved property, and is a true act of heroism and courage. on behalf of the board of supervisors i just want to say thank you, commend you, and really wish you all the best. thank you, joey. we have before you get to come up, sit next to you is our fire chief, joanne hayes-white. i wanted to give her a chance to say something to you before you get your chance. >> thank you. good afternoon, supervisors. sorry my back is to you joe. but i wanted to echo what supervisor elsbernd said. we did have a fire on 42 fernwood on the evening of november 8. i was out of town on a field trip with my son but it was quite a fire. it was in a vacant house which a lot of times will go unnoticed, as supervisor elsbernd said. it did for a little bit of time. if it wasn't for joe notifying
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911, it could have gotten much worse. it did travel to a second alarm but this is exactly the type of citizen and community member we want to acknowledge and honor. he could have just walked by, maybe called 911, but he made a difference by ringing door bells and alerting the neighborhood. our hat is off to you. i don't know if you're interesting in a career in the fire service at some point but supervisor elsbernd and i have something for you. so why don't you come on up. >> well, just thanks to supervisor elsbernd, fire chief hayes-white and i guess most importantly the firefighters who actually responded. they got there really fast and got the fire under control. who knows what would have happened if they hadn't done that. so thank you. >> [applause.]
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>> president chiu: thank you, supervisor elsbernd. our final commendation will be provided by district 10 colleague, supervisor cohen. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. i am very excited to present two types of awards. first i have a proclamation acknowledging the special contributions of the guardian angel. and then i have a special recognition for mr. freddie batres, mr. joe saucedo, and jerry longoria. will all of you please come up to the podium. thank you, for being here.
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thank you for allowing me to have opportunity to present to you this proclamation. this is very exciting. i've got a few whereas clauses i will read on your behalf, as i read it into the record. whereas the guardian angels was founded in 1979 as a voluntary weapon-free patrol of citizens dedicated to combat crime and violence in new york city subway streets and neighborhoods, whereas the guardian angels now have more than 130 chapters in 17 countries, and 144 cities worldwide, including san francisco, whereas the guardian angel's goal is to motivate citizens torques promote public safety through programs focused on personal safety, neighborhood safety, and cyberspace safety and civility. whereas the guardian angels strive to assist children and youth in developing self-esteem catastrophe dance and pride through positive commitment and contributions to society. whereas the guardian angels
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partner with education, business, cultural and religious institutions, therefore be it resolved that this proclamation is in recognition of the guardian angels and their dedicated volunteer service to improving the quality of life for all of san francisco residents. thank you very much for being here today and accepting this award. i have a few colleagues that would like opportunity to also publicly thank you. >> i just wanted -- i work with jerry longoria for a number of years. we work on issues that affected single room occupancy hotels and land use. during the mission anti-displacement coalition days and working on 6th street. i want to thank you for your work. i think you've done some great -- really your contribution to the neighborhood, whether it's 6th street or the mission or the tenderloin, or wherever you are, it's just very, very positive. so i want to thank you for all of your efforts, in improving
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lives, and just being the eyes on the streets for the neighborhoods, and just being -- having a showing a real positive example to everyone. so thank you for all of your efforts. >> absolutely, i second that. give you an opportunity to say a few words. >> yes. thank you so much, city of san francisco. we are very honored. we are thankful. and we volunteer our services. we've been around since 1984 in san francisco. and we have patroled the streets from tenderloin to mission to haight. and we're going to continue to do that. we're going to continue to deter crime. we're a safety patrol so we work with the communities. and we've got some great guys. we've got some good people here. they volunteer their time. whenever, rain or shine, and we're on the streets. and we work with everybody, and we're very thankful that our organization has continued to
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strive to help the communities, to help the families, to help those who -- that have, you know, situations where we're able to help anybody that comes into san francisco, tourists. we give out fliers to let them know that -- just to keep an eye, to keep an eye and deter anything that comes around them, you know, we help them out regarding any kind of deterrent safety. >> great. thank you for your service. >> [applause.]
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>> [applause.] >> president chiu: that concludes our special commendations for today. madam clerk, why don't we go back to our new business, item 20. >> clerk calvillo: item 20, a resolution authorizing the extension of a lease office space at 1380 howard street for use by the department of public health, community behavioral health service division.
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>> president chiu: colleagues, let's take a roll call vote. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, absent. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. there are 10 ayes. >> president chiu: the resolution is adopted. next item, item 20. >> clerk calvillo: item 21 is a resolution retroactively authorizing, tension of a lease of real property at 760 hairsson street for department of public health with the court family living trust at a monthly rate ofjpgñ 25,350. >> president chiu: colleagues same house same call. without objection this resolution is adopted. item 22. >> clerk calvillo: item 22 resolution approval the site leases between singular er